Assembly of European Regions producing Fruit, Vegetable and Plants

Promotion

DOP and PGI promotion programme

Les 8 fruits et leg IGPFrom February 2014 until February 2017, AREFLH was a partner of the European multi-country (France, Italy and Spain) programme of information and promotion  “Europe signs the products of its terroirs” which promotes the official European quality signs PDO-PGI, through the example of 8 varieties of fruit and vegetables.These are:

  • for France, the KIWI de L’ADOUR PGI, the SANDS ASPARAGUS PGI (Landes), the PÉRIGORD STRAWBERRY PGI and the AGEN PRUNEAU PGI
  • for Italy, the EMILIA ROMAGNA PEAR PGI, the ROMAGNA PEACH/NECTARINE PGI and the RADICCHIO of TREVISO PGI
  • for Spain, KAKI OF RIBERA del XÙQUER PDO

REGIO'COM

Food education and raising awareness of the consumers play a role more and more important in the occidental society of the industrial nations where lifestyles are in full evolution. We can only regrettably notice the increase of the pathologies due to a bad alimentation, such as the cardiovascular diseases and those provoked by the development of the obesity as well at the young people as at the adults.

Consuming more often fruit and vegetables has become a public health issue to fight these pathologies but also to prevent others, such as cancer.

The missions of AREFLH's member organisations meet these essential points : working on the modification of the food habits, promoting the Mediterranean diet by important information campaigns but also by concrete actions onthe field.

Fruit and Vegetable Cook Book

couverture FR smAREFLH published a free digital cook book which brings together delicious recipes with the emblematic fruit and vegetables of its member Regions.

It is a culinary tour which passes through the tastes of Belgium, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal.

EU platform for action on diet, physical activity and health

EUplatform

Since 2007 AREFLH has been a member of the EU Platform on Diet, Physical Activity and Health.

is a forum for European-level organisations, ranging from the food industry to consumer protection NGOs, willing to commit to tackling current trends in diet and physical activity. The Platform is composed of the following members.

The idea is that, led by the Commission, the platform will provide an example of coordinated action on this problem by different parts of society that will encourage national, regional or local initiatives across Europe.

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February 07, 2018
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Research and innovation Laetitia

Press release on the conference on F&V research priorities, January 2018

CONFERENCE ON F&V RESEARCH PRIORITIES, JANUARY 2018 Task Force on Fruit and Vegetable research applauds the multi-actor approach, but laments its under-representation Task Force on Fruit and Vegetable research applauds the multi-actor approach, but laments…

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